Gainz Box Subscription Review + Coupon – December 2016
Gainz Box is a monthly box of fitness apparel, supplements, equipment, snacks, and more. Gainz Box is a veteran-owned business and donates a portion of their proceeds to charities that support U.S. veterans.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Gainz for Women, $32 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Gainz Box
The Cost: $32 + $6 shipping on a month-to-month basis, save with longer subscriptions
The Products: Women or Men’s apparel (in your size), equipment, snacks and supplements, and other fitness items. (Gain[z] Box markets to a CrossFit audience, but I do not think you absolutely have to be into CrossFit to enjoy this box – many of the items are suitable for general fitness enthusiasts!) They promise a $75 value in every box.
Ships to: U.S.
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The box came with a full-color fold-out information card featuring some of the items from the box in action. There was also, as usual, some product literature.
And there was a card introducing their pointz program, which looks like rewards for product reviews.
Mike’s Recovery Restore Mineral Soak (10 oz) – Value $5.95
This is good for one to two uses. It contains a blend of essential oils as well as sea salt. I haven’t had much muscle pain lately so I am saving this for when I do, but what I like about it is that it doesn’t have the standard menthol and eucalyptus scent (but there is sandalwood, which is one of my favorites, along with ginger, black pepper, and a few others you don’t often see in bath products).
Coromega Max Citrus Burst (2.5 g x 6) – Value $4
These are called “squeeze shots” so I guess they are meant to be consumed alone, straight out of the package. (I couldn’t try them since the first ingredient was fish oil. They do also contain egg yolk. Eggs are OK for me, but not fish.) They have lots of vitamin C and D, plus a high dosage of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids, which are quite good at fighting inflammation as well as reducing cholesterol. (I take algae-based DHA and EPA.)
Rawrev Glo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (1.6 oz) – Value $1.83
These are raw and vegan and have been making the rounds in subscription boxes for close to a year. But I am OK with that because they’re pretty good bars. (Totally unappetizing appearance, but try to see past that and you will be rewarded!) They have 10g of protein and are low in sugar, too.
Gainz Box Beanie and Gainz Box T-Shirt – Total Listed Value $48
It doesn’t really get cold enough where I live to require hats (well, OK, maybe in my basement exercise room, where there is poor air circulation with the HVAC system but excellent air circulation with the outdoors…), but this is great if you live in warmer climates. I’ve already used the shirt quite a few times, too. I’ve gotten several of these short-sleeved shirts from boxes lately and they’re great because they aren’t too tight but they are form-fitting enough that they don’t interfere with movement.
Rubberbanditz Compression Floss Band (7’ x 2”) – Value $10.95
For those with allergies, this does contain latex but was wrapped in separate plastic. At any rate, this can be wrapped around a joint to provide compression. I am having a bit of knee trouble lately and am trying different options to see what will work best for stabilizing me during workouts. These are reasonably priced so I am thinking about ordering a second (so that I have one for each side) because I do feel this was pretty stabilizing but still allowed for freedom of movement.
This isn’t in the first picture because it was missing from my box. It was on the information card, though, so we contacted Gainz Box and they sent a replacement. So if there is ever an issue with your box, be sure to get in touch with them!
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $70.73 for the December Gainz Box. That is a good value for a fitness box that costs less than $40 (including shipping). I love the shirt and the compression band is useful, plus the bath soak and Rawrev bar are longtime favorites. I’ve said this before, but even though this box is aimed at a CrossFit audience, I think it is generally good for anyone who likes to work out.
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